Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 679 656 599
Rank change year-on-year -23 -57 +42
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 200 239 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.07% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 179 197
UK median daily rate £388 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +4.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £274
90th Percentile £540 £525 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £378 £375
% change year-on-year -12.25% +0.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.09% +2.38% -6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £17.15 £16.75
90th Percentile £39.75 £26.85 £37.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +22.09% +2.38% -10.64%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18486 22349 22280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.61% 21.03% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11289 13874 13354
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 850 1087
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.74 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +12.60% +21.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 183 £395 -1.25% 25
UK excluding London +21 114 £331 -12.25% 18
London +5 84 £450 +12.50% 9
South East +1 42 £450 +5.88% 5
Midlands +48 30 £310 -13.29% 6
East Midlands +17 17 £325 - 1
Scotland -6 14 £300 -13.04%
East of England -12 14 £318 -14.19%
West Midlands +21 13 £310 -13.29% 5
North of England +60 12 £300 +4.35% 4
North West +23 8 £288 - 3
Yorkshire +26 3 £450 +44.00% 1
North East +65 1 £275 -
South West +11 1 - - 1
Wales +10 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 200 (100.00%) VMware
2 123 (61.50%) Windows
3 107 (53.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (47.50%) Active Directory
5 93 (46.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 85 (42.50%) Microsoft
7 77 (38.50%) MCSE
8 75 (37.50%) Windows Server
9 66 (33.00%) Cisco Certification
10 60 (30.00%) Cisco
11 59 (29.50%) ITIL
11 59 (29.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 57 (28.50%) SAN
13 49 (24.50%) Citrix
14 47 (23.50%) MS Exchange
14 47 (23.50%) vSphere
15 46 (23.00%) PowerShell
16 43 (21.50%) SCCM
16 43 (21.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 43 (21.50%) CCNA
17 41 (20.50%) Office 365
18 37 (18.50%) HP
18 37 (18.50%) Linux
19 36 (18.00%) CCNP
20 35 (17.50%) Finance
20 35 (17.50%) VMware NSX
21 34 (17.00%) Firewall
21 34 (17.00%) Data Centre
22 33 (16.50%) SCOM
23 32 (16.00%) DNS

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (23.50%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (5.50%) IIS
3 8 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.00%) Apache
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.00%) WordPress
6 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 43 (21.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (20.50%) Office 365
3 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.50%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.00%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (28.50%) SAN
2 34 (17.00%) Firewall
3 32 (16.00%) DNS
4 22 (11.00%) DHCP
4 22 (11.00%) LAN
5 21 (10.50%) WAN
6 20 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 18 (9.00%) NAS
8 10 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (4.50%) iSCSI
9 9 (4.50%) NetScaler
10 8 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (4.00%) VPN
11 6 (3.00%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.50%) VLAN
12 5 (2.50%) VoIP
12 5 (2.50%) VSAN
13 4 (2.00%) BGP
14 3 (1.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.50%) Big Data
4 5 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
General
1 35 (17.50%) Finance
2 16 (8.00%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.50%) Legal
5 4 (2.00%) Law
6 3 (1.50%) Advertising
6 3 (1.50%) Automotive
6 3 (1.50%) Retail
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (21.00%) Architect
2 33 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (14.00%) Consultant
4 19 (9.50%) Analyst
5 17 (8.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (7.50%) VMware Consultant
6 15 (7.50%) VMware Engineer
7 12 (6.00%) Administrator
8 11 (5.50%) Infrastructure Manager
8 11 (5.50%) Systems Manager
8 11 (5.50%) Technical Architect
8 11 (5.50%) VMware Architect
9 10 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Network Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.50%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.50%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.00%) Web Services
2 2 (1.00%) REST
2 2 (1.00%) XML
2 2 (1.00%) XSLT
3 1 (0.50%) COM+
3 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.00%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.00%) Clustering
3 15 (7.50%) Replication
4 14 (7.00%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (3.00%) BYOD
7 6 (3.00%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.00%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.00%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.50%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (1.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.00%) Fintech
10 2 (1.00%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.00%) PKI
10 2 (1.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 123 (61.50%) Windows
2 75 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 59 (29.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (18.50%) Linux
5 30 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (13.00%) Windows 10
7 23 (11.50%) Windows 7
8 17 (8.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.50%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.00%) CentOS
10 8 (4.00%) Solaris
10 8 (4.00%) Unix
11 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.00%) Windows Vista
13 4 (2.00%) Android
14 3 (1.50%) Windows Phone
15 2 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (1.00%) SUSE
16 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (29.50%) ITIL
2 23 (11.50%) High Availability
3 21 (10.50%) Migration
4 20 (10.00%) DevOps
5 19 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (8.50%) TOGAF
8 15 (7.50%) Business Continuity
8 15 (7.50%) PRINCE2
8 15 (7.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 11 (5.50%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.00%) Incident Management
10 10 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
11 9 (4.50%) ITIL V3
12 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (4.00%) Investment Management
12 8 (4.00%) Project Management
13 7 (3.50%) Change Management
13 7 (3.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.00%) PowerShell
2 24 (12.00%) SQL
3 5 (2.50%) Python
4 4 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.00%) VBScript
5 3 (1.50%) Perl
6 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 93 (46.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (38.50%) MCSE
3 66 (33.00%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (21.50%) CCNA
5 36 (18.00%) CCNP
6 31 (15.50%) MCSA
7 24 (12.00%) MCITP
8 22 (11.00%) Degree
9 20 (10.00%) VCAP
10 18 (9.00%) SC Cleared
10 18 (9.00%) Security Cleared
10 18 (9.00%) VCP6
11 15 (7.50%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (7.50%) RHCE
12 10 (5.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (4.50%) CCA
13 9 (4.50%) VCP5
14 8 (4.00%) CCSP
15 7 (3.50%) MCP
16 6 (3.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.50%) SLA
2 6 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.00%) COBIT
4 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (53.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (47.50%) Active Directory
3 47 (23.50%) vSphere
4 35 (17.50%) VMware NSX
5 26 (13.00%) Hyper-V
6 23 (11.50%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (7.50%) vCloud
8 12 (6.00%) XenApp
9 11 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (4.00%) XenDesktop
12 6 (3.00%) Terminal Services
13 5 (2.50%) Docker
14 4 (2.00%) DFS Replication
14 4 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (1.50%) XenServer
16 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (1.00%) NFS
16 2 (1.00%) Terminal Server
16 2 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (21.50%) SCCM
2 33 (16.50%) SCOM
3 16 (8.00%) vRealize
4 14 (7.00%) vCenter Server
5 11 (5.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (5.50%) NetBackup
6 10 (5.00%) Backup Exec
6 10 (5.00%) WSUS
7 9 (4.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (4.50%) PowerCLI
8 8 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (3.00%) Puppet
10 4 (2.00%) Ansible
10 4 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (2.00%) vMotion
11 3 (1.50%) Nagios
12 2 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 200 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 60 (30.00%) Cisco
4 49 (24.50%) Citrix
5 37 (18.50%) HP
6 22 (11.00%) NetApp
7 19 (9.50%) Veeam
8 17 (8.50%) Dell
9 16 (8.00%) 3PAR
9 16 (8.00%) Red Hat
10 13 (6.50%) EMC
11 11 (5.50%) Apple
12 10 (5.00%) Symantec
12 10 (5.00%) Veritas
13 9 (4.50%) Google
13 9 (4.50%) Sophos
14 8 (4.00%) CheckPoint
14 8 (4.00%) CommVault
14 8 (4.00%) IBM
14 8 (4.00%) Sun